here at Brains On Film, we love
a lot of Movie Action that really is exploitative, violent and downright
degrading to women, in an effort to be sensitive to those issues, we have
formed the Brains On Film Rape Squad. Our goal is simple To Serve And
Protect (just like the police and stuff). What does that mean? That means
to stamp out RAPE. RAPE IS BAD. Let's make rape something we only see
in the movies, kinda like Giant Fire-Breathing Lizards and Hookers Actually
Marrying Rich, Good-Looking Johns, you know, FICTION. We can do it!
Join the BOF Rape Squad today. Just drop us some mail and we'll send
you an official BOF Rape Squad thing. Get
your Official Rape Squad Merhandise!
some general safety tips to remember...RAPE IS BAD...let's stop rape.
the Rape Squad.
Tips courtesty of the BOF Rape Squad!
If you see or sense problems on your way, just change your route and
- prepare to run or defend yourself.
Do not wear conspicuous jewelry when you are walking on the streets
Do not hitchhike, use buses or taxis instead.
Do not act or look like an easy target - look confident! Most "fights"
are won before they start, and aggressors will back down if you maintain
eye contact and are not intimidated by them.
Remember, there is usually safety in numbers.
Wait in a coffee shop or in a well lit area for the public transport
Don't choose the window seat as you may be "blocked in" by a potential
assailant; always choose an aisle seat for quick exit
After peak hours, always choose the train compartment carrying the most
passengers or the compartment directly behind the train driver
On buses, sit behind the driver or next to the door for quick exit.
Danger areas are stepping out of your car either at home or in isolated
areas, and also walking to your car.
Always approach your vehicle with the keys ready
Windows should be up and doors locked even when driving to avoid unwanted
passengers at intersections. (Please note that this conflicts with quick
entering and exit procedures in the event of an accident)
Always check your car before entering Never leave your car unlocked,
even for the few minutes it may take you to return a video, buy milk
and so forth.
Attackers have been known to lie in wait for such an opportunity.
Never get into a car even if someone is pointing a knife or a handgun
at you from inside.
Just start to run away from the car screaming at the same time. It's
much more likely that he will drive away to find an easier target than
attacking or killing you. But if you get into the car, he has a much
better opportunity to drive to a quiet place and start to abuse you
and later maybe kill you.
Never pull your car over from a quiet road even if someone drives alongside
your car pointing at the tyres etc. Always continue driving to a well-lit
and crowded area before exiting your car. The problem might be a bluff
and the driver wants you to stop at the side of the road to "help" you
without a reason.
Always be alert in parking lots, specially when it's dark. If you are
afraid, don't be too shy to ask someone to escort you to your car. Between
cars and inside cars, it's easy for someone to hide and wait until an
unalert person comes along.
Always check the identification of the driver (usually located near
the visor) and ensure that it matches the driver Be wary of cars with
Don't sit behind the driver as it may be easy for the driver to lock
the rear passenger door - always choose the adjacent seat Always order
taxis so that the driver can be traced
Avoid flagging taxis from the street
If you have car trouble and are walking to look for help, always walk
against the traffic so that you can see what is coming If shadowed by
a car, run back in the direction from which you came.
If you continue in the same direction, you will make it easy for the
shadowing to continue
Be wary of alert passengers
Don't use a "walkman" when walking in isolated areas at any time Regularly
change your routines
Mark out houses at intervals on each route you take that may be used
as "safe houses" in the event of attack such as shops or houses that
you know to be occupied by a friend or acquaintance.
Try to incorporate these houses every time you vary your route Be alert
at all times
Don't presume that because your area has been "safe" thus far, that
it will continue to be so.
When you are calling from a telephone box, after dialing the numbers
always turn around so that you have your back to the phone and may see
what is coming.
You will then be able to tell the person to whom you are speaking that
you may be in trouble and you may be able to use the weight of the phone
as a weapon.The door of a telephone box could be used to wedge in the
limbs of the attacker.
Think about your clothing - where will it be worn? Will you be going
out after work? Get into the habit of leaving restrictive clothing and
shoes for those occasions when you are certain that you have no reason
to anticipate danger, such as large crowds, being picked up after work
or going out and so forth.
Choose a wardrobe which maximizes freedom of movement. The best self
defense techniques will not help you if you cannot run away because
of tight skirts or shoes with straps and high heels. In these situations,
it will be necessary to disable your attacker to ensure you are not
followed unless you have some means of a quick exit such as a motor
vehicle. This places additional, unnecessary pressure on you to be successful.
Further, if you focus too much attention on disabling you opponent,
you may not be sufficiently aware of an additional threat to yourself.